Worland Area News 12-11-18

Written by on December 11, 2018


The Wyoming Business Council Board of Directors recommended four Business Ready Community (BRC) funding requests and approved six Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) applications during its Dec. 6 meeting in Laramie.
The Business Council board’s decisions on CDBG applications are final. The board’s BRC recommendations will now move to the State Loan and Investment Board (SLIB) for final approval at its 8 a.m. meeting on Jan. 17.
The Town of Basin received a $370,000 Community Development Block Grant to demolish and clear a blighted building in downtown Basin. The building, previously the Eagles Hall, is collapsing onto the sidewalk and into the adjacent street, posing a health and safety risk.
For more information about these projects, visit the Wyoming Business Council website, www.wyomingbusiness.org, or call 1-800-262-3425.

South Big Horn Hospital is looking to bring in specialty clinics to Midway, Big Horn Radio Network’s Wendy Corr with the story.
South Big Horn County’s Board is looking to expand its services. At the boards last meeting, Vince DiFranco, the districts interim CEO, said the district is involved in negotiations with Banner Health for an agreement with a podiatrist to offer a clinic at Midway. That’s according to a report in the Basin Republican Rustler.
Additionally DiFranco said they’re also in discussions with Cody Regional Health to bring a general surgery and a cardiology specialty clinic to Midway.
The newspaper says that DiFranco is also exploring offering tele-health services for the emergency department and remote specialty care. He pointed out tele-health services are already being used in 29 communities in Wyoming and Montana.

Steamboat Geyser erupted on December 8, 2018, and set a new record. This eruption, the 30th since March 15, 2018, surpasses the previous all-time record of 29 documented eruptions set in 1964. Quote, “The heightened activity at Steamboat this year is uncommon but not unprecedented. We have seen similar activity twice previously; once in the early 1960s, and again in the early 1980s. Conversely, the world’s tallest active geyser has also exhibited years of quiescence(kwi-es-ence) or no major eruptions, with the longest being the 50-year period between 1911 and 1961,” end quote, said Jeff Hungerford, Yellowstone’s park geologist. Quote, “We’ll continue to monitor this extraordinary geyser.” End quote, said Hungerford.
More information about the geyser can be found at Steamboat Geyser. No photos or video of the December 8th eruption are available. Visit the park’s Flickr page for photos and a video of the eruption on September 17, 2018. Most park roads have closed for the season to wheeled vehicles. Conditions permitting, roads will open to over snow travel by snowmobile and snow-coach December 15.

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